Recent Media Coverage

A chronological list of CMC’s media coverage, including links to each available article or feature.

16-thousand meals packed to feed kids in Cedar Rapids – July 21, 2022

Cedar Rapids volunteers pack meals to ‘Take Away Hunger’ – July 22, 2022

Summer school for immigrant high schoolers helps with English skills, community – June 23, 2022

Learning the terms: Immigrants study medical language so they can pursue health care careers – June 16, 2022

Six months later, Afghans in Cedar Rapids look to the future – May 29, 2022

How resettlement agencies have fared, six months after Afghans started arriving – May 13, 2022

Catherine McAuley Center guides refugees who want to run child care businesses – April 17, 2022

Why some Afghan refugees have fared better in Sioux City, Cedar Rapids than in Des Moines – April 13, 2022

Cedar Rapids nonprofit assists Afghan refugees in US under protected status – March 23, 2022

Month-long drive collecting barest essentials for women in need – March 18, 2022

After 250 Afghan refugee arrivals in Cedar Rapids, case worker reflects on new neighbors – March 17, 2022

University of Iowa students to educate eastern Iowans on immigration, refugee experiences – March 8, 2022

Catherine McAuley Center looking for more English tutors to help with Afghan refugees – March 1, 2022

Volunteers set up home for Afghan refugees – February 12, 2022

CMC asking for support to help Afghan refugees – February 11, 2022

Ernst sees Afghan resettlement as ‘campaign of compassion’ – January 25, 2022

Catherine McAuley Center works to find homes for Afghan refugees staying in area hotel amid housing challenges in Cedar Rapids – January 20, 2022

Refugee support center finds many Afghan arrivals are in need of literacy help – December 23, 2021

Eastern Iowa has welcomed 75 Afghan refugees so far – more expected to come – November 22, 2021

Refugees in Iowa-A look at Iowa’s refugee resettlement – November 15, 2021

Afghan refugees begin arriving in Cedar Rapids – November 4, 2021

Catherine McAuley Center receives grant from No Kid Hungry to decrease food insecurity in young children – September 1, 2021

Even red states like Iowa are lining up to accept Afghan refugees – August 20, 2021

Cedar Rapids nonprofit ready to accept Afghan refugees amid chaos – August 17, 2021

Iowa exploring accepting more refugees from Afghanistan – August 17, 2021

Derecho storm victims still on road to recovery – August 10, 2021

‘I’m very hopeful’: Cedar Rapids refugees hit hard by derecho find new housing, community – August 4, 2021

To hell and back: Three stories of derecho resilience – August 4, 2021

Sister organizations volunteer to make foot covers for homeless population – July 19, 2021

Volunteers to make foot coverings for homeless population out of hospital’s cast-offs – July 19, 2021

Congolese lawyer fleeing dictatorship finds helping hands in Iowa – July 16, 2021

Catherine McAuley Center hosts vaccine clinic to reach immigrants and refugees – April 27, 2021

“I’m feeling good”: Immigrant and refugee population turn out to get vaccine at clinic – April 27, 2021

Public health officials plan coronavirus vaccines for those facing barriers – April 5, 2021

Feminine hygiene drive to support Women’s History Month – March 16, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Cedar Rapids Commission hosts Feminine Hygiene Drive – March 15, 2021

Experts say refugee numbers in Iowa will gradually increase – March 8, 2021

Partnering with School Districts during COVID-19: Tips for Refugee Service Providers – March 4, 2021

Center helps students still learning English navigate online learning – October 15, 2020

Catherine McAuley Center continues sheltering refugees displaced from the derecho – October 13, 2020

Catherine McAuley Center opens shelter Cedar Terrace Apartments – August 17, 2020

‘A place of welcome’ expands its facility for the corridor – September 24, 2019